Confession time. We’re obsessed with the royals. Whether it’s our favourite fictional families (looking at you, Bridgerton) or the Duchess of Cambridge herself, we want to know everything about them, including the perfume that they wear. So, partner with that with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, and we’ve got the perfect excuse to delve into the world of our royal family – their fragrance world, obviously.
Let’s swot up on all their best-kept secrets, from the scents they’re rumoured to adore to posh perfumes packed with the finest ingredients so you can get a flavour of what it feels like to be royalty! *fixes crown*
Posh perfume inspired by royalty
Want to feel every inch a princess? Luckily for you, that feeling of grandeur, glamour, and grace has been a source of inspiration for many perfumers and brands, including Ellie Saab, Chanel and Tiffany, who have created these exquisite scents:
Le Parfum Royal by Ellie Saab
The fragrance’s muse is often apparent, like Elie Saab’s Le Parfum Royal, described as an “ambery floral chypre fragrance fit for a queen”. The posh perfume holds a powerful presence with its top notes of mandarin and a radiant accord before drying down into a fresh burst of joy with dewy rose, neroli and patchouli. This fragrance is oh-so-fancy and one you’ll always want in your collection!
Rose Gold by Tiffany &Co.
Tiffany & Co’s Rose Gold scent is understated luxury at its finest! From its radiant diamond-inspired bottle to its use of a hybrid Japanese blue rose accord at its heart, this is one innovative scent deserving a place amongst queens! Alongside the hearts’ unique accord, your senses will be delighted with the sparkling top notes of blackcurrant and lychee fruit and a deep musky base, which brings a touch of warmth.
Platinum Egoiste by Chanel
Elevate your grooming routine to platinum status with Chanel. The distinguishable Platinum Egoiste is an aromatic masterpiece with its delicate yet authoritative blend of lavender, rosemary, neroli and petitgrain – and that’s just in the top notes! The elegance and class continue with a heart geranium, sage, and jasmine, before rounding off with a timeless base of warm woods and creamy amber. It’s cool, calm and charming – everything a Prince or King should be!
Notes and ingredients fit for royalty
A small selection of ingredients and notes are not made like the rest. Instead, they have a different level of status, or rather prestige – much like the royals.
Take note: Orris
Described as ‘exceedingly rare’ and known to be incredibly expensive, Orris originally comes from the bulbs of the iris plant and is mainly still cultivated by hand in small batches. Despite the long process of being dried out (3-4 years), turned into butter (2 years), and then extracted, perfumers continue to use it for its powdery, soft, luxurious profile.
Fancy a fragrance with this extraordinary ingredient? We suggest you try:
Take note: Tuberose
You might have spotted this note in your favourite scent, but it’s an expensive ingredient with tons of history. It’s reported that to make 200g of tuberose absolute, you need a whopping 1.2kg of flower buds!
Time to add this spectacular ingredient to your scent lineup? How about this?
What fragrances do the royal family wear?
With their access and status, you’d assume the royals would opt for scents that were only made for them, but in reality, they’re known to love fragrances that can be found on our very shelves here at The Perfume Shop!
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
She can sell out a high street coat a millisecond after being papped in it. Why? Because we all want to channel our inner, class-all-the-way Kate Middleton. When it comes to her fragrance wardrobe, it’s been reported that she adores Dior’s Dune, a floral scent that nods to nature with its notes of zesty mandarin, calming peony accord and sweet vanilla.
Decades before the brand’s cult Birkin bag, Hermès changed the game with their debut fragrance Calèche. And it didn’t go unnoticed by Princess Anne, who’s been cited as a long-term wearer of the heady, chypre scent.
The Queen’s much-loved sister was said to have a go-to fragrance – Oscar by Oscar de la Renta. A bold blend of florals (orange blossom, orchid and ylang-ylang) meets spice (cloves, bergamot); it’s no wonder it’s a scent that’s stood the test of time.
Want to find out what red carpet royalty wear?
We’ve got the lowdown on the blog.